1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L V6 from North America
Sporty enough for a kid, yet refined enough for a man
Well the first thing to go wrong was a severe oil leak, then it was driven around without oil (my mom) and the engine was toast. This was replaced at about 80,000 miles. The engine was replaced with engine of similar mileage. - $2200.
The next thing to go was the transmission at about 90,000 miles. This was also replaced with a rebuilt transmission of similar mileage. - $1400.
My oil pressure is always low, mechanic thought it was the sending unit, and that was replaced, but still no difference, so I will have to live with it. - $50.
Then my alternator went at about 100,000 miles. - $240 (very expensive)
My intake manifold, which was made of a hardened plastic, rotted away so that was replaced at 110,000. - $450.
Then the water pump went at 112,000. - 5.
A/C pump went at 125,000 - $550!!
My car is has seemed to have a lot of things go wrong, but when I think back it has never left me stranded. It is a reliable car.
Other than that I love the quickness of this car for it being a big 4-door.
And everything works on the inside and out, everything was made to last.
The handling is superb in the winter time, just don't stop, it is heavy and seems to get stuck quickly.
I am happy with my car and love to drive it, just needs a little stiffer suspension, but I think mine just needs to be replaced, but I can't complain about the ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2003